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India—Supreme Court permits two-tier (appellate) arbitration (Centrotrade Minerals & Metal v Hindustan Copper)

India—Supreme Court permits two-tier (appellate) arbitration (Centrotrade Minerals & Metal v Hindustan Copper)
Published on: 04 January 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • India—Supreme Court permits two-tier (appellate) arbitration (Centrotrade Minerals & Metal v Hindustan Copper)
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Arbitration analysis: The Supreme Court of India has decided that parties may provide, in their arbitration clause, for an appeal to a new arbitral tribunal. It has held that there is no express or implied prohibition against appellate (two-tier) arbitration in the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 (ACA 1996) and that party autonomy is paramount. Vyapak Desai, partner and head of international litigation and dispute resolution at Nishith Desai Associates, and Niyati Gandhi, an associate in his team, discuss the judgment. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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